Affiliated researchers

Mats Hammarstedt


Some of the questions Mats Hammarstedt tries to answer in his research:

  • Labor market integration of the foreign-born
  • Discrimination against different groups on different markets
  • Self-employment and its determinants
  • Housing segregation and its labor market consequences
  • Life satisfaction and job satisfaction among different groups


New research

Do Schools Discriminate against Children with Disabilities? A Field Experiment in Sweden Ali Ahmed, Mats Hammarstedt and Karl Karlsson

Mats Hammarstedt


Ph : +46 772 288 000
Mob : +46 730 619 194


Mats Hammarstedt is Professor of economics (labor economics) at Linnaeus University. He has studied immigrant integration from different perspectives. He has also studied discrimination against different groups on different markets and the effect of different factors, such as ethnic background, age and sexual orientation on employability. Mats Hammarstedt has also studied economic effects of refugee immigration.  


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Professor Boyan Jovanovic, New York University, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2019. 

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